OOW17 – Cloud is driving IT transformation and Oracle innovation by: Eric Bezille

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Today was again a very fully packed day at Oracle Open World. Starting with Mark Hurd, providing the vision of Oracle CEO on the global market and how Enterprises are forced to re-invent themselves or to face disintermediation, due to new comers leveraging the technologies to their benefits: doing the same thing but differently. Enterprise have to simplify and stop spending 80% of their IT budget to keep the light on. That’s where the Cloud model kicks in.

As Oracle we could not keep up if we were running Oracle Cloud like a traditional IT does, with multiple heterogeneous layers and vendors to integrate, patch and upgrade. The fact that we own all the stack from disk, to servers, to operating systems and even higher up with the Database and application stacks make a huge difference. We have one thing to manage, like Exadata to run the Oracle Database. That’s why Cloud is driving IT transformation and our innovation. (full video replay here).

This was clearly illustrated during Oracle Systems General Session, re-emphasis on the tight integration benefit of hardware and software, leading to unique optimizations, including one key aspect that was already touch on by Larry Ellision opening Keynote: Security (check here and here)… A new topics that is now also on CEO agenda.

And this tight integration is leading us to unique innovation capabilities helping us to scale, and you as well, as our technology is available in 3 deployments models. Again this was also demonstrated today with the launch of Exadata X7, applying in-memory technology in storage not to accelerate analytic but OLTP workloads: something pretty counter intuitive for pure hardware vendors of storage, but possible as soon as you combine hardware and software up to the Database layer. That makes a huge difference. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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